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patteeu
06-09-2009, 09:35 PM
Was it disrespect, laziness, poor time management or a gang sign? Or maybe there's a different explanation (which you'll provide below).

U.S. president sports thin moustache during Egypt visit (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1190921/Is-Obama-joining-moustache-mafia-U-S-president-sports-whiskers-Egypt-visit.html)

A usually clean-shaven Barack Obama appeared to be growing a moustache as he delivered his much-anticipated message to the Muslim world from Cairo University.

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/06/04/article-1190921-0535932C000005DC-569_468x539.jpg

bango
06-09-2009, 09:38 PM
Obama deos not make mistakes. This had to be political activism.

patteeu
06-09-2009, 09:38 PM
Obama deos not make mistakes. This had to be political activism.

What kind of activism?

Rain Man
06-09-2009, 09:41 PM
He was trying to be swarthy. When in Rome...

patteeu
06-09-2009, 09:44 PM
He was trying to be swarthy. When in Rome...

LOL Good word!

SBK
06-09-2009, 10:28 PM
Actually he had a cup of coffee before he spoke, and they don't have napkins in Egypt.

Velvet_Jones
06-09-2009, 10:41 PM
It looks like he had a Dirty Sanchez.

Ultra Peanut
06-09-2009, 10:41 PM
he want to be a sexy

Direckshun
06-09-2009, 11:01 PM
This is like a SHTSPRAYER thread without the gross innuendo.

So I will provide one: having escaped the confines of American borders, Obama found himself free to express his actual religious through the fostering of facial hair.

SBK
06-09-2009, 11:05 PM
This is like a SHTSPRAYER thread without the gross innuendo.

So I will provide one: having escaped the confines of American borders, Obama found himself free to express his actual religious through the fostering of facial hair.

He's not muslim, those who say he is are retarded. / prior to election

WoodDraw
06-09-2009, 11:07 PM
Oh god. And Democrats are supposedly obsessed with Obama, but you're posting about his facial hair.

Direckshun
06-09-2009, 11:07 PM
He's not muslim, those who say he is are retarded. / prior to election

I'm trying to mine if you're serious or not.

If you're not, this is pretty funny.

If you are, this is fucking hysterical.

SBK
06-09-2009, 11:39 PM
I'm trying to mine if you're serious or not.

If you're not, this is pretty funny.

If you are, this is ****ing hysterical.

I'm pointing out the absurd by being absurd. / pill popping fatso that's so irrelevant he's discussed here every day.

BWillie
06-09-2009, 11:40 PM
You call that stubble? Sheesh. I grow that in 3 hours.

SBK
06-09-2009, 11:41 PM
You call that stubble? Sheesh. I grow that in 3 hours.

Stay where you are, I believe we've found Bigfoot people!

Chiefshrink
06-09-2009, 11:43 PM
Playin up to his crowd who does the same. Tryin to be a "Crockett tough guy". LOL!!

|Zach|
06-10-2009, 12:12 AM
Playin up to his crowd who does the same. Tryin to be a "Crockett tough guy". LOL!!

Wait, who is his crowd?

BucEyedPea
06-10-2009, 01:17 AM
Actually he had a cup of coffee before he spoke, and they don't have napkins in Egypt.

It's true. Or he wiped his butt with his hand ( when in Rome ) and then touched above his lips accidentally.

Taco John
06-10-2009, 01:56 AM
Why didn't Obama shave before his speech in Cairo?

[raised eyebrow]To appeal to his target audience?[/raised eyebrow]

What are you driving at?

jAZ
06-10-2009, 02:53 AM
This was a stupid topic even when it first came up back in February.

http://think.mtv.com/044FDFFFF0098989A0008009967F2/User/Blog/BlogPostDetail.aspx

Is President Barack Obama Growing A Mustache?
Posted February 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM

Is President Barack Obama Growing A Mustache?

Published by James Montgomery on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at 1:43 pm.

http://newsroom.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/140x1059.jpg

Last night, while millions of Americans listened intently to Barack Obama’s plan for lasting prosperity, I, too, sat transfixed. But not so much by his words, exceptional though they were. Rather, I was fascinated by the situation that’s apparently developing on his upper lip.

Now, it might’ve been due to the HD set I was watching his address to Congress on (BTW, Nancy Pelosi in HD = yikes), or perhaps it was the lighting or the angle, but from where I was sitting, it appeared fairly obvious that President Obama is growing a mustache.

Look closely at the photo of him. Note the shadow on his upper lip — there’s definitely something happening there. This is huge! This is historic! The president of the United States is growing a mustache! The ramifications of this will reverberate long after the stimulus package has been spent.

Ultra Peanut
06-10-2009, 02:55 AM
brother got a shadow

holy shitsz

Baby Lee
06-10-2009, 06:05 AM
He was trying to be swarthy. When in Rome...

Yes? Please go on.

Warrior5
06-10-2009, 06:28 AM
Why didn't Obama shave before his speech in Cairo?

[raised eyebrow]To appeal to his target audience?[/raised eyebrow]

What are you driving at?

I would agree with this. From a cultural perspective, Arab men commonly sport facial hair. This was probably a visual part of his delivery to the target audience.

patteeu
06-10-2009, 06:51 AM
Oh god. And Democrats are supposedly obsessed with Obama, but you're posting about his facial hair.

Don't you think it's unusual for a President to give a major speech (an unusually historical speech if you listen to the Obamaphiles) without grooming himself first? Would it have been noteworthy if he'd have given his speech in his pajamas or a swimsuit?

Anyway, what do you think the reason is?

patteeu
06-10-2009, 06:54 AM
I'm trying to mine if you're serious or not.

If you're not, this is pretty funny.

If you are, this is ****ing hysterical.

It's OK to call him our first muslim president, isn't it?

VAChief
06-10-2009, 07:02 AM
Albeit silly, if not downright stupid to post, this is beyond partisan, even for some on this board.

patteeu
06-10-2009, 07:19 AM
Albeit silly, if not downright stupid to post, this is beyond partisan, even for some on this board.

What do you think the explanation is?

Coach
06-10-2009, 07:21 AM
Really, who gives a flying fuck if he wants to grow a moustache? :shake: If he wants to grow a moustache, let him.

HonestChieffan
06-10-2009, 07:21 AM
The new "Shaving Czar" will have this in control in no time.

patteeu
06-10-2009, 07:24 AM
Remember when Obama quit wearing the American flag on his lapel because he wanted his words to "be a testimony to [his] patriotism"? Apparently he decided that the words in his Cairo speech might not be enough.

patteeu
06-10-2009, 07:25 AM
Really, who gives a flying **** if he wants to grow a moustache? :shake: If he wants to grow a moustache, let him.

There are a lot of non-curious people in this thread. It's perfectly acceptable to me that you don't care about it, but do you have any guess as to why?

Coach
06-10-2009, 07:29 AM
Remember when Obama quit wearing the American flag on his lapel because he wanted his words to "be a testimony to [his] patriotism"? Apparently he decided that the words in his Cairo speech might not be enough.

Or perhaps he's just took Gunther's advice, that is to work on growing a beard and wear sleeveless suit/shirts.

Coach
06-10-2009, 07:29 AM
There are a lot of non-curious people in this thread. It's perfectly acceptable to me that you don't care about it, but do you have any guess as to why?

See previous post.

memyselfI
06-10-2009, 07:52 AM
Because the guy is a demagogue with no conscience. EVERYTHING he does is for political reasons. He'd show up in a do-rag to address the NAACP if he could get away with it.

jjjayb
06-10-2009, 07:56 AM
He's trying to appeal to the 80's pornstar crowd.

FishingRod
06-10-2009, 10:48 AM
I knew Harry Reems. Harry Reems was a friend of mine. You are no Harry Reems.

InChiefsHell
06-10-2009, 11:18 AM
Maybe he got lazy and just didn't feel like shaving it...hell, I do that all the time.

...and count me as one who doesn't really care either. I'm already sure this guy is going to be the worst president we've ever had, so his lack of grooming skilz don't really register to me.

Pitt Gorilla
06-10-2009, 11:34 AM
Compared with my day-to-day look, that is cleanly shaven.

The fact that Obama has some folks thinking about the implications of his facial hair is awesome.

Baby Lee
06-10-2009, 11:42 AM
While we're talking nothing of substance, I'll admit Obama made me laugh out loud the other night on the Colbert Report.

Satellite linkup to Colbert in Iraq [w/the troops]

Said he'd heard what Colbert said on his show [which was being taped, not broadcast live].
Colbert asked 'are your satellites that good?'
'No Stephen, my ears are that big.'

ROFL

Pitt Gorilla
06-10-2009, 11:53 AM
While we're talking nothing of substance, I'll admit Obama made me laugh out loud the other night on the Colbert Report.

Satellite linkup to Colbert in Iraq [w/the troops]

Said he'd heard what Colbert said on his show [which was being taped, not broadcast live].
Colbert asked 'are your satellites that good?'
'No Stephen, my ears are that big.'

ROFLIn his NBC White House interview, he said he saw SNL's version of him a couple of times and thought the guy was getting better. He said that Fred needed bigger ears, though.

Baby Lee
06-10-2009, 12:04 PM
In his NBC White House interview, he said he saw SNL's version of him a couple of times and thought the guy was getting better. He said that Fred needed bigger ears, though.


Armisen's Billy Smith and Governor Patterson are two of my favorite characters in [fairly] recent memory.

FishingRod
06-10-2009, 12:06 PM
While we're talking nothing of substance, I'll admit Obama made me laugh out loud the other night on the Colbert Report.

Satellite linkup to Colbert in Iraq [w/the troops]

Said he'd heard what Colbert said on his show [which was being taped, not broadcast live].
Colbert asked 'are your satellites that good?'
'No Stephen, my ears are that big.'

ROFL

I agree I thought it was very funny

Chief Faithful
06-10-2009, 02:01 PM
Michelle wasn't around to make him.

Cannibal
06-10-2009, 02:21 PM
Because the guy is a demagogue with no conscience. EVERYTHING he does is for political reasons. He'd show up in a do-rag to address the NAACP if he could get away with it.

If only he'd get a sex change, put on 50lbs., get a blond wig and change his name to Hillary Clinton... then you'd be happy.

WoodDraw
06-10-2009, 03:07 PM
Don't you think it's unusual for a President to give a major speech (an unusually historical speech if you listen to the Obamaphiles) without grooming himself first? Would it have been noteworthy if he'd have given his speech in his pajamas or a swimsuit?

Anyway, what do you think the reason is?

"Grooming himself"? Jeeeze

I have no idea what the reason was. I watched the speech live and didn't notice anything. And I'm not alone.

It took the dependably idiotic British tabloid press to manufacture this one into a story for you to spread.

So I guess my answer is that he did it to keep the "Obama isn't an American citizen" and the "Obama is a secret muslim" factions busy, and therefore on their computers and out of society where they could do true harm.

But that's just a wild guess.

Iowanian
06-10-2009, 03:14 PM
Grape Koolaide.

My kid had one just like it saturday.

Fish
06-10-2009, 04:03 PM
Compared with my day-to-day look, that is cleanly shaven.

The fact that Obama has some folks thinking about the implications of his facial hair is awesome.

Yup. Hate him or not.... they're focusing on him enough to get bothered by his shaving habits and make up silly theories about it. It's great....

patteeu
06-10-2009, 06:48 PM
The fact that Obama has some folks thinking about the implications of his facial hair is awesome.

In what way?

Rain Man
06-10-2009, 07:37 PM
Off topic, but I always thought that 'swarthy' meant hairy. I just looked it up, and did you know it actually means 'dark'? That pretty much ruined my whole joke.

Baby Lee
06-10-2009, 07:45 PM
Off topic, but I always thought that 'swarthy' meant hairy. I just looked it up, and did you know it actually means 'dark'? That pretty much ruined my whole joke.

yeah, it's a variation on swart, swarty, schwartze, ie from the old english and german for dark.

Looking for hirsute?

orange
06-10-2009, 07:49 PM
I think Obama's "mustache" here and before is a product of the same mysterious forces that keep putting perfectly modest, respectable women in see-through black dresses for photo lines.

Saul Good
06-10-2009, 08:00 PM
Maybe he's trying to look like Herm Edwards.

Rain Man
06-10-2009, 08:04 PM
yeah, it's a variation on swart, swarty, schwartze, ie from the old english and german for dark.

Looking for hirsute?


No, no, I know hirsute. I just always throught swarthy was a "hairy with black hair" term. I knew there was more of a mediterranean/middle eastern connotation, but always thought it was more hair than tone.

On a side note, never ever do a google image search on "swarthy egyptian" (no quotes) unless you have Safe Search on.

Adept Havelock
06-10-2009, 08:04 PM
Isn't it obvious? He's sending an activation signal to sleeper cells throughout the world! [/Hog Farmer]



On a side note, never ever do a google image search on "swarthy egyptian" unless you have Safe Search on.

LMAO

Try Psi-sol. It's great at removing unwanted mental images.

orange
06-10-2009, 08:05 PM
Maybe he's trying to look like Herm Edwards.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/ConanLiza/Sexy%20Conan%20Pics/64c5e735.jpg